The Pen Centre USA 2017 Literary Awards Winners Include Lebanese author Rabee Jaber's translated book 'Confessions'
This week the Pen Centre USA announced the winners of their literary awards with the award in translation going to Kareem James Abu Zeid for his translation of Lebanese author Rabee Jaber's book 'Confessions' into English.
The 2017 Literary Awards will be presented at The 27th Annual Literary Awards Festival at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel where Margaret Atwood ('The Handmaid’s Tale', 'Oryx and Crake', 'The Blind Assassin') will be honoured with the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award. Atwood has authored over 40 books in addition to her work as an environmental activist and inventor. The event will be hosted by award-winning actor and author Nick Offerman ('Parks and Recreation', 'The Founder', 'Fargo').
Following is a list of the winners in their respective categories:
'Black Sheep Boy' by Martin Pousson - Fiction/ Rare Bird Publishing
'When Breath Becomes Air' by Paul Kalanithi - Non Fiction/ Random House Publishing
'The Perfect Horse' by Elizabeth Letts - Research Non Fiction/ Ballantine Publishing
'Look' by Solmaz Sharif - Poetry/ Graywolf Publishing
'Outrun the Moon' by Stacey Lee/ G.P. Putnam's Sons for Young Readers
'Confessions' by Rabee Jaber translated by Kareem James abu Zeid - Translation/ New Directions Publishing
'The White Flight of Derek Black' by Eli Saslow - Journalism/ The Washington Post
'Roe' by Lisa Loomer - Drama